Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Doctors receive permission to carry out first “three-person baby” procedure in UK
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Monday, 05 February 2018 09:16

Doctors have been given permission to assist two women in becoming pregnant with “three-person” babies for the first time in the UK.

How fatal mitochondrial diseases may strike offspring of families with no history of the conditions
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 07:47

Researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) have discovered how some children inherit a potentially life-threatening mitochondrial disease, despite being born to a healthy mother.

Study reveals how devastating mitochondrial diseases strike families without any previous history
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Monday, 15 January 2018 18:11

Researchers have shown for the first time how children can inherit a severe - potentially fatal - mitochondrial disease from a healthy mother.

CHOP researchers explore effective nutritional therapies for mitochondrial disease
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:34

Defects in mitochondria, the tiny structures that power our cells by functioning as biological batteries, cause an array of complex, often life-threatening disorders that can affect any and all organs and systems.

New set of guidelines released for managing and caring patients with mitochondrial disease
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:17

Physicians who see patients with mitochondrial disease now have a practical new tool--a set of guidelines for managing and caring for those patients.

Legalizing mitochondrial donation can prevent children from inheriting life-threatening genetic disease
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Monday, 25 September 2017 04:24

Australian laws need to change to allow women carrying mitochondrial disease to access a ground-breaking IVF procedure so they can have healthy, biologically-related children free from this incurable and life-threatening genetic disease, according to the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

Study provides better knowledge about healthcare burden of mitochondrial diseases
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 15:53

Mitochondrial diseases are a diverse group of disorders caused by mutated genes that impair energy production in a patient's cells, often with severe effects.

Biochemists create new tool to help diagnose POLG disorders and predict outcomes
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 19:12

Providing answers -- or at least more information -- to the most difficult medical questions is the aim of medical scientists. And how research findings are translated and made available can be as important as the discoveries themselves.

Pioneering IVF technique offers hope to families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Monday, 03 April 2017 03:11

Details of a pioneering IVF technique using mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) have been revealed, giving hope to those families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders that they may be able to have healthy children in the future.

World's first licence for mitochondrial donation IVF may enable women to have disease-free babies
Source:  THE MEDICAL NEWS
Monday, 20 March 2017 07:07

Eminent UK reproductive and genetics experts have become the first in the world licensed to provide a revolutionary IVF procedure using donor DNA – which they spent decades developing – enabling women carrying potentially fatal mitochondrial disease to have healthy, genetically-related babies.


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